We'll hang the little Scalawag on the south side and the Carpetbagger on the north.
The charge of corruption laid at the door of the Negro carpetbagger governments is to a large extent true.
Generally they came two together, arm in arm, a carpetbagger and a negro in close confab.
But most Southerners preferred the rule of the army to the alternative reign of the carpetbagger, scalawag, and Negro.
The carpetbagger had found that he could control the Negro without the help of the scalawag.
He saw the "carpetbagger" urging upon the freedman civic rights which he knew the latter was not educated enough to perform.
The conference of the carpetbagger with the little Governor proved more ominous than even Norton had feared.
"You'll go down, all right—without those troops—mark my word," cried the Carpetbagger.
In vain his Carpetbagger lieutenant congratulated him on the success of his Napoleonic move.
The Carpetbagger was a Northern adventurer who came South to prey on the misfortunes of a ruined people.